Uranium isotopes in the Mahanadi river-estuarine system, India

Ray, S. B. ; Mohanti, M. ; Somayajulu, B. L. K. (1995) Uranium isotopes in the Mahanadi river-estuarine system, India Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 40 (6). pp. 635-645. ISSN 0272-7714

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Extensive measurements of uranium isotopes in dissolved form during different seasons and in suspended form during the monsoon season are reported for the Mahanadi river-estuarine system on the east coast of peninsular India. Beyond the very low chlorinity (0.2 g l−1) region, uranium isotopes behave conservatively in the Mahanadi estuary. The discharge weighted mean uranium input to the Bay of Bengal is 36 tons year−1, out of which the dissolved uranium input is only 18.3%, that is, 6.6 tons year−1. Of the dissolved flux, only 27% (i.e. 1.8 tons year−1) occurs during the monsoon season whereas 99% of the input of uranium in suspended form takes place during the same season.

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Keywords:Uranium Isotopes; River Input; Mahanadi Estuary; Bay of Bengal
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